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DBMS > 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemJavaScript DBMS libraryThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score2.72
Rank#93  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score52.73
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comalasql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlhelp.sap.com/­adaptive-server-enterprise
Developer4D, IncAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSAP, Sybase
Initial release198420141987
Current releasev17.0, July 201816.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Close to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScriptC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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